Black Country Geological Society’s indoor meetings will be held during the winter months at the Abbey Room at the Dudley Archives, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ.
Unless otherwise stated, the Abbey Room and Zoom meetings will normally open at 7.30pm and lectures commence at 8.00pm.
Those wishing to attend field or geoconservation meetings please contact our Field Secretary (email address on the Contacts page).
Any non-members wishing to attend our virtual meetings should contact our Meetings Secretary for instructions (email address on the Contacts page).
Other contact details are also available on our Contact us page.
Updated 14 August 2022.
Members please check your email for any last minute changes.
Recordings of some of our virtual talks can be found on our YouTube channel.
Events in April–May 2022
23 April (1 event)
Field Meeting to Brampton Bryan Park, Northwest Herefordshire
Field Meeting to Brampton Bryan Park, Northwest Herefordshire 10.00 -
Saturday 23 April (Field Meeting): Brampton Bryan Park, Northwest Herefordshire, led by John Moseley. Meet at 10.00 at Aardvark Books, The Bookery, Manor Farm, Brampton Bryan, Bucknell, Herefordshire, SY7 0DH, (grid ref: SO370722). We will drive to Brampton Bryan Park to view the landscape and relate it to the underlying geology, which includes Longmyndian sandstones and conglomerates, and Eltonian shales. The trip will also include the Upper Pedwardine, the Llandovery/Tremadocian unconformity, and the boulder bed and channelling at the Eltonian/Leintwardinian contact in Lingen. We will aim to finish around 4.00 to 4.30.
NB Please note change of date - Indoor Meeting: 'All the world's a stage: Geodiversity - a natural setting for a natural world'
NB Please note change of date - Indoor Meeting: 'All the world's a stage: Geodiversity - a natural setting for a natural world' 7.30 -
Tuesday 26 April (Indoor Meeting): 'All the world's a stage: Geodiversity - a natural setting for a natural world'. Speaker: Dr Jonathan Larwood, Natural England. This talk will look at Geodiversity as the foundation – a stage – for the natural world and a vital component of the diverse landscapes with which we're all familiar. The talk will explore the relationship between geodiversity, habitats and species, consider the importance of understanding that relationship and the mutual benefit that an integrated approach to managing geodiversity and biodiversity brings for nature recovery. A number of Black Country case studies will be referenced in the talk including the Wren's Nest and Saltwells National Nature Reserves.
Field Meeting to Dudley Museum at the Archives and Wren's Nest National Nature Reserve
Field Meeting to Dudley Museum at the Archives and Wren's Nest National Nature Reserve 10.00 -
Saturday 7 May (Field Meeting): Dudley Museum at the Archives and Wren's Nest National Nature Reserve, led by Graham Worton. Joint Field trip with the WGCG. Meet at 10.00 at the Archives building, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ, (grid ref: SO950912) for a tour of displays followed by a field visit to Wren's Nest NNR to look at recent works and to discuss future plans.